The Auction Beneficiaries
The mandate of The Cape Wine Auction Trust is to raise money for education in the South African wine lands. The charities currently aligned with the Auction are:
Assisting disadvantaged schools and communities by providing academic, social and environmental support, as well as equipping children with skills for lifelong learning. We recognise each child as unique and aim to support the holistic development of the child through education (literacy, numeracy, remedial and reading programmes), physical development (sports) and the teaching of life skills through drama games. We also train rural women to implement our programmes (skills development).
The Click Foundation
Innovating and testing non-conventional, technology-based solutions that have the potential to scale and meaningfully impact education for individuals. The focus is online foundation phase literacy programmes, as well as implementation, training and management of the programmes in primary schools.
Investing in the social and emotional wellbeing of children and thereby promoting supportive school communities where learning and development can prosper. Skilled professionals offer psycho-social services, including assessments, counselling and therapy to children; life skills sessions with children; support and development programmes with teachers and parents.
Dwarsriver Valley Initiative – Aitsa! After Care Centres
Improve the quality of the lives of the children in the Dwarsriver Valley area by providing them with safe, stimulating and nurturing environments and programmes in the afternoons after school.
Creating, implementing, and sharing innovative, evidence-based methodology, educational practices and resources, with the core focus on numeracy, literacy, technology and design thinking. Supporting teachers and learners in the use of technology and blended learning in the classroom.
Hope Through Action Foundation: Score @ Franschhoek & Mbekweni
Hope Through Action uses sport to engage with young people and provide them with non-formal education and training in life and leadership skills that supports their ongoing formal education. We work with schools and teachers to ensure our training supports and compliments formal education, delivering our Youth Leads programme and sports training as part of the Life Orientation curriculum. All activities are provided by our partner SCORE.
Hope Through Action – Nompumelelo Educare Centre
Preparing underprivileged and deprived children under 6 years of age for the challenges of life ahead by providing quality care and education whilst instilling sound personal values.
International Wine Education Centre
Providing quality wine education and internationally-recognised wine qualifications via the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) based in the UK
The Kusasa Project
The Kusasa Project educational programme aims to provide a quality Pre-school and Foundation Phase education to disadvantaged children in the Franschhoek Valley. In addition, we seek to enable bright scholars to attend higher-functioning secondary schools and receive after-school academic and life skills support through our programme.
Love to Give Skills Academy
Offering sustainable livelihoods & enterprise development in Kayamandi; mentoring families and supporting them in areas such as urban agriculture, crafts, community-based business and finding jobs in the formal sector. Many of those supported are seasonal workers in the wine industry with only a few months of reliable income every year.
The Lunchbox Fund
The Lunchbox Fund is a Non-Profit Organisation that focuses on fostering education via nutrition by providing a daily meal for orphaned and at-risk school children in townships and rural areas of South Africa. Primary Focus: Education Based Nutrition Programs which The Lunchbox Fund has pioneered in Early Childhood Development Centres. The Fund also provides Nutrition Programs to After-School Assistance organisations and Learner Skills Development Programs. Supplementary lunch programmes are given in government schools where the student numbers have outstripped gazetted feeding numbers, as well as to Quintile 4/5 Schools who do not benefit from the government supplied National School Nutrition Programme. The Fund’s Secondary Focus is Female Empowerment through employment.
Offering sustainable community development through education. This Early Childhood Development centre for farmworkers’ children in the Swartland provides an essential learning space, as well as skills development and employment for local women.
Partners for Possibility
There is a direct correlation between good school leadership and educational outcomes. Most School Principals in South Africa have not been equipped with the skills & knowledge for their critically important leadership role. Partners for Possibility is specifically designed to address this: Principals are partnered in a co-action and co-learning partnership with Business Leaders who bring their knowledge and skills about change leadership to the school.
Pebbles Hemel en Aarde Education Project
Quality Early Childhood Development and After School care for children in the Hemel en Aarde Ridge region.
A leading NPO in the field of holistic community development within rural farm worker communities, with a core focus on education.
Pinotage Youth Development Academy (PYDA)
The goal is to develop talented, previously disadvantaged 18-25 year olds through personal development and wine industry-specific vocational training so that they are able to launch careers that will enable them to sustain their families and contribute to change in their communities.
South African Sommeliers Association (SASA)
The South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) has established itself as an integral part of the food and wine industry in South Africa. The movement was started in 2010 when a group of like-minded individuals got together to form an association to Promote, Regulate and Orchestrate the South African Sommelier’s Profession. SASA is a registered non-profit organization and aims to provide training and mentorships to guarantee the continuous development of professional service standards of the highest level in South Africa.
Wine Training South Africa
A wine educational body with a focus on the cellar worker in the South African wine industry, offering Cellar Staff Education (Adult Education) Short Courses as well as Accredited Programmes.
The amazing schools we support
SPARK Lyndoch School @ The Sustainibility Institute
Constantia Primary School
De Rust Futura Akademie